$100/PDPW Member; $225/Non-Member ($75/add'l member from same farm)
The 2020 PDPW Calf Care Connection® is now available on-demand from the comfort of your home or office! Registration is open now through December 1, 2020, with on-demand access available through December 11, 2020.
Growing healthy calves is essential for any dairy, and this workshop is designed to challenge even the most seasoned calf care managers, calf feeders and other team members. During the training, participants will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and learn tangible information that can be brought back to the farm to help calves get off to the best start possible.
- What’s up with disease resurgence? Lean into the discussion with Dr. Vlietstra as he tackles the complex topic of disease resurgence – giving particular attention to Bovine Viral Diarrhea. Explore the effects of this potentially costly disease and how it can impact the immune systems and growth of young stock.
- Producer panel: lessons learned. Sherry Arnold and Heather Jauquet will provide a virtual walk-through of their facilities. They’ll share lessons learned, challenges encountered and remedies discovered regarding facilities, nutrition, seasonal changes and other management methods.
- Manage milk for consistent nutrition. Dr. Brent Cousin will share the pros and cons of using whole milk balancers and fortifiers, as well as practical ways to evaluate milk consistency on your dairy. Learn how to manage variations on the milk diet and gain experience with refractometers, make critical calculations and better utilize whole-milk balancer and other resources to support calf health and growth.
- Calf necropsy: Get under their skin. See for yourself what affects a calf under its hide. In this hands-on lab, Dr. Lauer will clarify proper and improper vaccinating protocols, appropriate drug-injection techniques and correct tubing of calves.
For additional information, please call PDPW at 800-947-7379 or email at email@example.com. Follow along digitally in advance of and during the event by following @dairyPDPW on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Thank you to the generous companies sponsoring this year's Calf Care Connection.
Cargill Animal Nutrition
DBC Ag Products®/LIRA GOLD®
Udder Tech Inc.